/ Missiles Reported Heading To Syria

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lowersharpnose - on 03 Sep 2013
Right now, as reported by the Russians.

The Lemming - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose:

As cargo, or as a military strike?
shark - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose:

Source?
Gordon Stainforth - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to shark:

Reuters
lowersharpnose - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to shark:

Interfax, Russian news agency. FWIW, markets are reacting. Gold up etc
Gordon Stainforth - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to shark:

'ballistic objects'
lowersharpnose - on 03 Sep 2013
lowersharpnose - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to shark:

Russian Embassy in Syria says no sign of missile attack in Damascus
Gordon Stainforth - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose:

Fuller message:

Reuters: Russian embassy in #Syria reportedly says no sign of missile attack or explosions in Damascus after ballistic launches detected
IainRUK - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Gordon Stainforth: Israel also saying no signs of any missiles..

Seems strange.
cuppatea on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose:

A test of anti missile missiles?
Do the Syrians have such things?

It's a syrias business.
tony on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to cuppatea:
> (In reply to lowersharpnose)
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> A test of anti missile missiles?
> Do the Syrians have such things?

Yes, they have loads of Russian anti-missile defences.
lowersharpnose - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Gordon Stainforth:

Hedge fund inspired false alarm - just joking.
cuppatea on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to tony:
> (In reply to cuppatea)
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> Yes, they have loads of Russian anti-missile defences.
Thanks.

I imagine they will have jittery trigger fingers at the moment.
Shearwater - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to shark:
> Source?

In reply to Gordon Stainforth:
> Reuters

Reuters have ballistic missile capability now? Bloody hell.
Postmanpat on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose:

Only the Russains seem to have noticed this. BBC news not even mentioning it.Odd.
dissonance - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Postmanpat:

> Only the Russains seem to have noticed this. BBC news not even mentioning it.Odd.

sounds like some faulty system for the Russians, lets hope it aint tied up to anything important.
By the time the news peeps heard about it wouldnt it have gone boom given the range.
elsewhere on 03 Sep 2013
The news now is that it's a joint US/Israeli exercise.
Sounds like US launched a target (Anchor) for the Israeli Arrow missile defence system.

Anchor & Arrow mentioned on news.
Doug on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to elsewhere: Guardian is reporting that its an Israeli/US exercise, but, if true, I guess its intended to send a political message to Syria

http://www.theguardian.com/world/middle-east-live/2013/sep/03/syria-crisis-2-million-refugees-live
gd303uk - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose: I hope it is just a wrong report ,and it is just about the recent test in the med,

There are reports of human shields at strategic sites,

http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/09/02/more-join-ranks-as-human-shields-in-syri?videoId=265117110

http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/09/01/human-shields-of-syria?videoId=264256968&videoChannel=1

David Martin - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose:

Swamp gas, I hear.
lowersharpnose - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to Postmanpat:

*IF* true, this (below) rather alters things...

Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack

http://gloria.tv/?media=493678

Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press journalist Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.

“From numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families….many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the (deadly) gas attack,” writes Gavlak.

Rebels told Gavlak that they were not properly trained on how to handle the chemical weapons or even told what they were. It appears as though the weapons were initially supposed to be given to the Al-Qaeda offshoot Jabhat al-Nusra...

IainRUK - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose: Seems strange that just one news site has reported that in the past 3 days.. and hardly a mainstream one.. and no sources.
Postmanpat on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose:
> (In reply to Postmanpat)
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> *IF* true, this (below) rather alters things...
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> Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack
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> http://gloria.tv/?media=493678
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There have been muttering s about it but this would put the cat amongst the pigeons. Perfectly believable but then again could be a planted story?!
woolsack - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to IainRUK:
> (In reply to lowersharpnose) Seems strange that just one news site has reported that in the past 3 days.. and hardly a mainstream one.. and no sources.

Isn't that the usual way whistles get blown? Hardly good news for the US and Israel who are chomping at the bit
stewieatb on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to IainRUK:

Source is even more obscure:

http://www.mintpressnews.com/witnesses-of-gas-attack-say-saudis-supplied-rebels-with-chemical-weapon...

where it was apparently co-written by a relatively unknown journalist on the ground in Syria, and a slightly better-known AP reporter in the US. As you read further down the article it accuses the Saudi and Russian Govt of some pretty outlandish stuff.
off-duty - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose:

That looks like either a rehash or direct copy of the mintexpress story.
That came out suggesting initially it was an AP news agency story.
When challenged they backtracked and said that the reporter who on occassion has filed for AP submitted the story from outside the country. The actual reporting was done by another person whose name I can't recall.
The initial story has been altered now - it's referenced on another thread.
off-duty - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to stewieatb:

Typing too slow on my phone ;-)
lowersharpnose - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to all:

Thanks chaps. No corroboration implies fake.
IainRUK - on 03 Sep 2013
In reply to woolsack: No because stories run....
mypyrex - on 04 Sep 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose:
> Right now, as reported by the Russians.
They seem to be taking a heck of a long time to get there ;0)

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